EWG’s 2017 Guide to Pesticides in Produce

Check out @EWG’s 2017 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce! #DirtyDozen #CleanFifteen http://bit.ly/1VxUO3i Source: Full List | EWG’s 2017 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce SDCRM supports EWG and their mission.  They provide several great resources.  We suggest visiting EWG’s website when you are considering grocery items and healthcare/beauty products. Each year they come up with … More EWG’s 2017 Guide to Pesticides in Produce

How eating less can slow the aging process — ScienceDaily

New research shows why calorie restriction made mice live longer and healthier lives.  Calorie restriction is the most robust and repeatable approach to living longer.  It seems to slow metabolism and oxidative stress, this leading to longer lives.  There is a much more appetizing (sorry for the bad pun) approach, however.  It is easy and … More How eating less can slow the aging process — ScienceDaily

Intake of up to 3 Eggs/Day Increases HDL Cholesterol and Plasma Choline While Plasma Trimethylamine-N-oxide is Unchanged in a Healthy Population. – PubMed – NCBI

Dr. Michael Greger and others advocate a completely plant-based diet. While I agree that the more vegetables one eats, the better (assuming organic cultivation). However, here we have another study that suggests that an absolutist approach is not necessary, maybe even counterproductive.  HDL is the “good” cholesterol. TMAO becomes the putrid fish smell that oxides … More Intake of up to 3 Eggs/Day Increases HDL Cholesterol and Plasma Choline While Plasma Trimethylamine-N-oxide is Unchanged in a Healthy Population. – PubMed – NCBI

Carbs during workouts help immune system recovery

In the setting of high-level athletics and arduous 90 minutes workouts, carbs help meet the body’s intense energy demands.  I frequently counsel that simple carbohydrates are not desirable but if you ever went jogging and ended up sick, you might not have remembered an exception to the rule. Research confirms that eating carbohydrates during intense exercise … More Carbs during workouts help immune system recovery

Juicy Goodness?

Given the benefits of a nutrient-dense diet and the perceived difficulty of ingesting all those fruits and vegetables,  there is a great deal of interest in juicing.  Juicing is commonly seen as a way to detoxify or cleanse the body.  It is also seen as a way to get the concentrated benefits of the plants, … More Juicy Goodness?

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is one of my favorite spices.  If you are like me, it probably conjures up thoughts of sweets like cinnamon rolls and pumpkin pie.  While I mostly don’t eat stuff like that anymore,  I still use a good amount of cinnamon today.  It can be used in your coffee, chocolates, and other desserts.  Sprinkle … More Cinnamon

Artificial Sweetener Paradox

In the quest to lower carbohydrate consumption, some people use sugar substitutes.  Artificial sweeteners are marketed as a free pass for consumption.  However they are not free. Unfortunately your health will pay a price the more you consume. Whether looking at Saccharin, sucralose, or aspartame the data doesn’t look good. More is known about aspartame (e.g. the little blue … More Artificial Sweetener Paradox

Sugar Rust = A.G.E.

Simple carbohydrates (sugars) tend to be very reactive and stick to lots of stuff including all of your cellular structures. Once the sugar reacts with a molecule, these modified proteins and fats are termed advanced glycation end-products (or AGE). AGE are toxic by-products of metabolism, but are also also acquired from high-temperature processed foods. … More Sugar Rust = A.G.E.

Colostrum – Nature’s First Superfood

Colostrum is the pre-milk substance produced by a mother for the benefit of her newborn. So, in fact, it is the first super food all mammals receive.  The list of health benefits colostrum provides is extensive. For thousands of years, humans have used colostrum for heal. Colostrum’s properties have been revered across many cultures: in ancient Chinese medicine … More Colostrum – Nature’s First Superfood